New fire station moves ahead

The new, long awaited Fire Station 3 is making progress, but still has a long way to go. The most recent design features three buildings totaling more than12,000 square feet on a 2.5 acre parcel. The main building, 7,377 square feet, includes office space, living quarters, and bays to store two fire engines. … The committee had previously suggested using turf block to soften the look of these driveways, but after the department did a test run on the turf block fire access lane on Westmont’s campus they rejected this option. They conducted the test after some mild rain and had to pull the fire engine from the lane. more

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